Queen Elizabeth II of England An important meeting on Wednesday has been postponed after doctors advised him to rest, according to Buckingham Palace.
The 96-year-old monarch was scheduled to attend a virtual session of the Privy Council on Wednesday, the day after she appointed Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Truss is his 15th Prime Minister appointed by the Queen during her 70-year reign.
The Privy Council is a body made up of senior politicians who act as official advisors to the Queen. During Wednesday’s rally, Truss will take her oath and her new ministers will be sworn into their roles.
“After spending a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has accepted the advice of a physician to rest this afternoon. This means that the Privy Council meeting scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled.” said a spokesman for the palace.
A royal source said the meeting was held online and the Queen did not go to the hospital.
The Queen stayed at Balmoral Castle, her country estate in Scotland, and welcomed Truss and her predecessor Boris Johnson on Tuesday. It is the first time in the Queen’s 70-year throne that a prime minister has formally submitted his resignation or been appointed outside Buckingham Palace. .
Buckingham Palace announced won’t make a queen 1,000 miles round trip from Scotland. A royal source told CNN that the Queen has decided to avoid last-minute replacement arrangements for her in case she becomes aware that she is experiencing temporary travel issues.
Appointing a new Prime Minister is one of the Queen’s key ceremonial responsibilities as head of state. Others include the opening of the Houses of Parliament and passage of parliamentary bills.
In May, the Queen missed the opening ceremony of the Houses of Parliament for the first time in 59 years. The palace cited “temporary mobility issues” for the monarch, but declined to provide further details, citing patient confidentiality.
Instead, Prince Charles and Prince William took center stage at the event, heir to the throne Reading the government’s legislative agenda for the next year on behalf of his mother.
of Ongoing mobility issuesSince her brief hospitalization last October, the Queen has faced almost a year of imprisonment and has also thwarted other opportunities, including June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.